York’s director of planning and renovations earns award for professional achievement

Patrick Saavedra
Patrick Saavedra
Patrick Saavedra

York University’s director of planning and renovations in Facilities Services, has been recognized as an industry leader with an Innovation Spotlight Award from the Canada BIM Council.

Patrick Saavedra was the recipient of the Professional Achievement Award, which goes to the CanBIM member who has made a significant and meaningful contribution to the advancement of Canada’s digital transformation through the implementation of technology and innovation.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure

Saavedra was recognized for his dedication to BIM and is a frequent speaker at AEC industry conferences and panels. In addition to his role at York University, Saavedra has provided guidance to many other institutions, including hospitals, provincial government agencies and other AEC industry partners. His dedication to this new digital work flow used for delivering planning, architecture and construction services is reflected in seven major capital projects and significant number of renovations that have been successfully completed at York University.

The Canada BIM Council serves as Canada’s business voice for the entire architecture, engineering, construction, owner, operator and education community that is working collectively to adopt and implement digital technologies and practices.

The council celebrated its fifth annual CanBIM Innovation Spotlight Awards as part of the CanBIM Toronto Regional Session: Technology Built Innovation V: Addressing the Affordable Housing Crisis Through Digital Innovation and Technology on Sept. 25.